Roy C. Fox, 71, transitioned into the arms of his Savior on Wednesday September 16,2020 at his home with his wife Bonnie at his side. Roy was born in Bedford, Ohio on March 27, 1949 to the late Ida A. (West) and Harvey O. Fox.
Roy was the oldest of three children and along with his sisters he attended public schools in Northfield and Nordonia, and received his degree in Mechanical Technology from Akron University in 1976. Roy raised his children Gary, Steve and Sarah in Wadsworth Ohio with his former spouse Billie.
At an early age Roy professed his faith in Jesus Christ and was a faithful member at Norton Baptist Church and later at Christ Community Chapel among other churches. Roy served in many capacities at various churches most of his life, including positions as a Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Awana leader, and he taught numerous bible studies. Roy was an avid student of the bible and he loved to faithfully read it through in its’ entirety each year for over 35 years.
At one point in his life he had an extensive Baseball card collection and he enjoyed engaging with his sons in this past time, taking them to card shows, and talking sports.
Employed at Imperial Electric for over 31 years in mechanical design he excelled in AutoCad and was also proficient at standard “old school” drafting. Roy was never afraid of work and for much of his life he worked in various additional jobs to meet the needs of those he loved and cared for.
Roy was a board member in the Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Northern Ohio. Roy’s great love of dogs gave him the opportunity to learn how to show dogs for Conformation at dog shows. He showed his Kerry Blue Terrier “Blue” in the show ring and one of his highest thrills was to work with “Blue” to attain his Championship status. His love of dogs led him and his wife of 19 years, Bonnie, into breeding English Goldendoodles which they did for about 10 years. If you knew Roy for more than 15 minutes you would probably hear him talk about his dogs.
Because of his love of history Roy would challenge his mind by playing the game “Civilization”. He could never see the attraction of regular “video” games because of their violence but he loved to spend hours relaxing with this one hobby and did so for about 17 years.
Roy took a serious approach to his political involvement and for over 10 years he worked the polls and felt every American had a responsibility to vote.
Roy will be forever cherished by his wife Bonnie. Loved and remembered by his children: Gary (Naomi), Steve (Loire), Sarah (Brian); stepchildren: Carrie (Stuart), Jennifer, Heather (Amanda); grandchildren: Calvin, Christian, Silas, Joy, Payton, Josiah, Kendal, Jasmyne, Jacob, Jade, Juliette, Megan & Jasmine, Phoenix & Rapheal; sisters:Sheila and Sherry “Rhena”; niece and nephew: Cole & Melinda. Roy will also be missed dearly by his loving and faithful four legged furry “children” Teddy and Zoe.
A Celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Christ Community Chapel 750 W. Streetsboro St. Hudson, Ohio 44236. Calling hours are at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial service at 11:00.
WORDS OF APPRECIATION
Our hearts have been made to rejoice during the illness and passing of our loved one by the many acts of kindness extended to our family. Your prayers and expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated. May God’s blessings of peace and love continue with you forever. We also want to thank the Cleveland Clinic Hospice team by supporting us through this very trying and difficult journey.